Brewed by Black Wolf
Style: Bitter
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottle: Filtered; Regularly available
Previously known as Ben Nevis
A mountain of a beer, this is a chestnut red, malty, full-bodied beast with a lightly hopped aftertaste.

madquacker's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, - NOV 9, 2013
Ruby colour with no head. Liquorice and aniseed but mainly water is the over arching feel. Light and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, from Morrisons, Fort William. Dirty golden brown, thin but well sustained white head and good condition. Slightly fruity nose with hints of sweet caramel, quite full in the mouth with a little yeast bitternes, some earthy hop notes and a muted caramel sweetness. There is also a low citrus note and a suggestion of coconut. Finish has a little citrus hoppiness and a touch of yeast and more coconut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (207) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
* Bottle. Pours chestnut red, with an off-white head. * Aroma is medium, malt, toffee, hops & apple. * Palate is medium, high carbonation, large bubbles, moist. * Taste sweet malt, toffee, apple & slight hop. * Finish is sweet & moist. * Overall good taste, malty & moist but carbonation too high. A bitter not an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mahkus (107) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from morrisons. Quite dark in colour. Nutty, malty aroma and taste. Not like an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle, part of a gift pack, no best-before or bottled-on date, blue and black label. This pours a hazy dark brown that is more chestnut than copper. The head is rather thin and retains poorly. Peaty caramel profile, tea-like hop character, more dry than bitter. Not undrinkable, but completely off the map for an "IPA".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MRMedellin (275) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - FEB 17, 2014
I really enjoyed this beer. In glass is a dark red beer with a beige head, and adequate carbonation. The aroma has caramel, bread, and strong coffee notes, the taste is clear, with a medium body, not too much of the malt is felt, and that is the only bad thing. At the end the hops flavor is strong, and persistent, like an IPA should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4547) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Edinburgh. This is an amber-red coloured beer with a rich malty and red fruity flavour, roasted notes and a slight fruity finish. This tastes very much like an 80 shilling rather than an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours copper brown with little to no head. Aromas are all malt, toffee, caramel, biscuit. Very light floral note. Sweet taste, thin on the palate. Pretty dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a clear chestnut amber, with a small off-white head, which neither lasts very well nor leaves much lacing. Biscuit and mild toffee malt notes are most prominent in the aroma, with some faint floral hops in the mix. Floral and spice hops up front lead into a fairly malty mid-palate, with caramel and biscuit notes. Toffee malt comes into the finish. This is a fairly average bitter; nothing offensive, but nothing too exciting either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
trif (1) - - JUN 26, 2013 does not count
Bland ruby ale with a nice enough malty overtone. Claims to be an IPA with a hoppy aftertaste, but is badly lacking to justify that claim

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